The central government has asked banks to send their pension slips to pensioners using applications like WhatsApp, apart from SMS and email, once the amount is credited to the bank account. According to an official order, this decision has been taken for the convenience of the pensioners. In the order issued by the Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare, it has been said that banks can now use internet media apps like WhatsApp, etc.
Apart from SMS and email. Last month, a meeting of the Central Pension Distribution Centers (CPPCs) of pension giving banks was held, in which the monthly pension of pensioners was discussed. Banks were quite impressed to introduce this welfare measure, as pensioners need this information for income tax, dearness relief payments, and other matters. Banks welcomed the idea and expressed willingness to provide this information.